Suns aim to unite LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony in mega-deal: Report

LeBron James No. 6 of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot against Kawhi Leonard No. 2 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals.
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LeBron James No. 6 of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot against Kawhi Leonard No. 2 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

The two biggest free agents on the National Basketball Association's market are being courted by the same team—the Phoenix Suns, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

The publication, citing sources familiar with the matter, said the Suns are prepping "an aggressive pursuit" of both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in what could be a blockbuster trade deal. James—who just opted out of his contract with the Miami Heatand Anthony, who recently did the same with the New York Knicks, have reportedly mulled playing with each other in the NBA.

Yahoo reports that Suns officials see the effort to bring the mega-stars together as a long-shot, but are hoping to sway James by dangling the possibility of hand-picking the free-agent partner of his choice. The team believes it can potentially lure James, then leverage his interest to get Anthony interested in playing for the team.

The Suns have more than $30 million in salary-cap space, and could shed another $10 million needed to sign both athletes, the publication said.

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By CNBC.com